Judge’s decision to delay North Dakota abortion clinic’s closing was correct, but also a technicality


MINOT, N.D. — There were many headlines yesterday trumpeting a decision by South Central Judicial District Court Judge Bruce Romanick to delay the impending closure of North Dakota’s only abortion clinic.

Some of the headlines said the judge ruled “in favor” of the clinic in Fargo, and while that’s accurate, it may have also given many in the public the idea that the courts would find a way to keep the abortion clinic open.

Folks, that’s just not going to happen. Romanick’s ruling was on a technicality having to do with timing.

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